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A fire­fighter is sil­hou­et­ted by a burn­ing home along Pa­cific Coast High­way (High­way 1) dur­ing the Woolsey Fire on Thurs­day (Fri­day in Manila) in Mal­ibu, Cal­i­for­nia. About 75,000 homes have been evac­u­ated in Los An­ge­les and Ven­tura coun­ties due to two fires in the re­gion.

Par­adise is de­stroyed. It’s that kind of dev­as­ta­tion,” he said.

known, Pa­cific Gas & Elec­tric Com­pany told state reg­u­la­tors it ex­pe­ri­enced an out­age on an elec­tri­cal trans­mis­sion line near Par­adise about 15 min­utes be­fore the blaze broke out. The com­pany said it later no­ticed dam­age to a

trans­mis­sion tower near the town. - ed by KQED News.

The mas­sive blaze spread north Fri­day, prompt­ing of­fi­cials to or­der the evac­u­a­tion of Stir­ling City and In­skip, two com­mu­ni­ties north of Par­adise along the Sierra Ne­vada foothills.

The wind- driven flames also

spread to the west and reached Chico, a city of 90,000 peo­ple.

Cpt. Bill Mur­phy said.

There were no signs of life Fri­day on the road to Par­adise ex­cept for the oc­ca­sional bird chirp. A thick,

the air and gave the ap­pear­ance of

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